"They say I could be drafted in the first round, maybe even higher."  Craig "Ironhead" Heyward.

2020 NFL MOCK DRAFT

 

The Matriculator's Top 50 Players in the 2019 Draft

The Matriculator's Top 50 Players in the 2018 Draft

The Matriculator's top 50 Players in the 2017 Draft

THE MATRICULATOR'S TOP 40 PLAYERS IN THE 2016 DRAFT

THE MATRICULATOR'S TOP 40 PLAYERS IN THE 2015 DRAFT

 THE MATRICULATOR'S TOP 40 PLAYERS IN THE 2014 DRAFT

THE MATRICULATOR'S TOP 32 PLAYERS IN THE 2013 DRAFT

THE MATRICULATOR'S TOP 32 PLAYERS IN THE 2012 DRAFT

THE MATRICULATOR'S TOP 15 PLAYERS IN THE 2011 DRAFT

 

This Mock Draft is not intended to rank the players based on ability, but will take into account the yearly ineptitude of Daniel Snyder and The Bills Braintrust (yes, that’s an oxymoron) as well as the annual Oakland Raiders dart toss. We also give you the last five picks at the spot, starting with 2010, along with their draft grade. Click Here for Draft Grading Systempostions_05.png

1
  QB   Joe Burrow, LSU
  Cincinnati Bengals
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 The Andy Dalton era finally ends.  Dalton was the poster child for an average NFL tosser, posting a 70-61 record for his career.  Burrow had arguably the greatest tosser season in college football history (Cam's was still better) but why was it only for one season?  And wasn't there another LSU tosser who had one great season before fizzling in the NFL?  Burrow was almost perfect but it's a different ballgame when everyone expects it of you, and he won't be throwing to any top level receivers like he was in college.
2   DE
  Chase Young, Ohio State
  Washington Redskins
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Any other year he's the number one pick.  He has the ability to effect the game as much as a quarterback and pull a Von Miller/Dwight Freeney and lead a team to a Super Bowl victory.

3   QB   Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama   Detroit Lions
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He can sit one year and then the Matt Stafford era ends.

4   CB
  Jeff Okudah, Ohio State
  New York Giants
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Okudah is the first corner prospect in years with the profile of a true shut down corner.
5   LB   Isaiah Simmons, Clemson   Miami Dolphins
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He's a Swiss Army knife in the Troy Polamalu mold.
6   QB
  Justin Herbert, Oregon
  L.A. Chargers
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Rivers was always entertaining but his fire and brimstone attitude was a bit sound and fury-ish.  Herbert is a completely different personality type and his laid back style is reminiscent of Jared Goff.  Is that good or bad?  Depends who you ask.

7   DT   Derrick Brown, Auburn   Carolina Panthers
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The rare interior player who can get to the quarterback.
8   OT
  Mekhi Becton, Louisville
  Arizona Cardinals
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The Cardinals search for the Holy Grail left tackle continues into infinity.   Wait, the 6'7", 360-pound dude with movement skills might be the Grail. 

9   DT
  Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina   Jacksonville Jaguars
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The Jaguars are squarely in the Trevor Lawrence sweepstakes.
10   WR
  CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma
  Cleveland Browns
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One of the draft's most interesting story lines will be which wide receiver is left in the basket after they are all sent through the NFL sifter.  There are a number of possibilities and Lamb is one of them.  Yes, we are assuming that the Browns are going to unload the bad tamale known as Odell Beckham.  How quickly the wings have melted.

11   WR
  Jerry Jeudy, Alabama
  N.Y. Jets
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The last player the Jets have drafted and developed in their passing game?   Laveranues Coles in the 2000 draft.  When you've forgotten Jeudy's name in four years it won't be his fault.
12   CB
  Trevon Diggs, Alabama
  Las Vegas Raiders
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The Raiders last three first round corners have been D.J. Hayden, Gareon Conley and Fabian Washington.  They need to get this one right.

13   S
  Grant Delpit, LSU
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Delpit is a star in the passing game but needs to shore up his tackling.  
14   OT   Andrew Thomas, Georgia   Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Thomas is pro ready and the Bucs need to protect their new tosser.

15   OT
  Jedrick Wills, Alabama
  Denver Broncos
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If Wills shows he can make it a left tackle he will push into the top 10.

16   LB   Zack Baun, Wisconsin   Atlanta Falcons
 

Baun is a linebacker/end hybrid who can get to the tosser and rack up tackles.

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2ND ROUND

3RD ROUND

2011/2012 Matriculator Six

2013 Matriculator Six

2014 Matriculator Six

2015 Matriculator Six

2016 Matriculator Six

2017 Matriculator Six